Toerstig (47) - Uppsala, - JAN 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 330 ml bottle. Clear dark reddish amber with a nice beige head. The aroma is nicely hoppy with some tropical fruits, spruce, grass and a slight hint of herbs. The taste is hoppy and spicy with hints of tropical fruits, toast, spruce needles, pepper and also notes of toffee and herbs. A nice finishing bitterness. Rich in body and some what warming feeling to it.
The worthy winner of Sweden’s largest blind test of Swedish christmas/winter beers!
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Vintage 2009. Pours a dark amber brown color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy honey aroma. Fruity malty spicy bitter caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy bitter caramel finish
nazzty (1271) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well hopped and quite tart. Full-bodied beer that goes well with Christmas food.
peral2 (579) - SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2012 Flaska rÃ¥n SB. Rate ur minnet frÃ¥n i vintras. En riktigt god ale med lÃ¥ng eftersmak av hÃ¤rlig beska.
ClubGonzo (5422) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a deep coppery body with a small off-white head. Aroma is grass, nettles, brushes and licorice, with hints of walnuts, almonds and caramel. Very nutty and herbal, and very original. I like it. Taste is nuts, almonds, sweet malts, caramel and hints of grass and herbs. Smooth mouthfeel. Somehow strange, but a pretty good beer all in all.
TEJA (2426) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Low carbonation almost no overpressure when I opened the bottle.
Small brown head over a amber colored beer that don’t have any fizz.
Strong caramell aroma with chocolate and citrus and piny hop aroma. Big piny/citrus hop taste with caramell sweetness and some chocolate maltiness. Small but lasting bitterness.
rhialistic (156) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 version, 33 cl bottle shared with gnoff.
Pours a clear red brown with thin yellow head. Lots of big citrus hops, lemongrass, grapefruit. Taste has a bitter citrus hop character but has a nice malty backbone for balance. Smooth with a lingering bitterness.
Dazz3 (1797) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours hazy brown with a big brown head. Smells hoppy grassy, abit citrus. Tastes creamy hoppy, abit dry with a similar finish.
TheJestersBeer (2391) - SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle, 2011 edition.
Pours a clear, reddish amber, with an off-white head.
Hoppy, spicy aromas, spruce, caramel, malt, milk chocolate.
Dry, medium to full bodied, high bitterness, balanced CO2, but perhaps a bit on the low side (which in all honesty gives it a nice cask feeling).
Hoppy, spicy taste, malt, caramel, apricot, peaches, toffee, dried fruits, a faint grainy note appears in the finish.
Overall, a hell of a nice strong ale, it has much of the characteristics of an IPA, but with the intense hoppiness very smoothly toned down, so that the malt really comes into focus. (2012-01-21)
Countbeer (6205) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Thanks to VsXsV:
Small off white creamy yellow-ish head that changes into a lacing and than seems to disappears almost completely on top of a clear orange colored beer with some light ruby tints.
Smell hops, barleys, citrus, nettle, light fruity and yeasty. Reminds me a bit of an ipa.
Taste is a soft at first but quickly seems to be growing into a more spicy hoppy bitter beer. Pretty nice.
Taste is good hoppy with some exotic fruits (mango, citrus, pine and grape) and herbs (light tea-is, light grass), some hints of something light yeasty and a good and growing bitterness.
The aftertaste is good bitter with just some hints of grass and herbs and lighter hint of fruit.
Low carbo, soft mouthfeel, medium to full body and a creamy texture.
Not that it is bad but I guess it misses something in it’s body, still nice bitter (which is dominant in this beer) and hoppy, which is good.
I guess there is some depth to this beer, though not really much, but the hoppy bitterness and fruits makes it a good beer to drink!
Even after this beer warms up in the glass a bit, the sparkling spicyness seems to make place for a more softer and honey like hoppiness. Getting better...